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Discover our region

Find out what life's like in the Highlands and Islands.

How much do you know about the Highlands and Islands?

There's a lot to discover about our spectacular and diverse region. It's as rich in development opportunities and economic potential as it is in outstanding natural beauty.

Find out more about what makes each of our areas unique, the wide range of career opportunities in each of our sectors and some of the exciting projects happening region right now.

 

Our growth sectors

We have an abundance of natural assets, skills and ambition in the Highlands and Islands. Find out how we're working to create new opportunities.

Explore our growth sectors

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Regional projects

Across our region we're involved in significant development projects that help grow the economy of our area and deliver social impacts. These range from investing in large property projects to provide the space businesses and investors need to grow, to large infrastructure projects which make our region a more attractive place to live, work, study and invest.

The range of projects we're involved in, along with other public sector and private sector partners, is diverse. Current projects include: Inverness Campus, a thriving community of life science and technology businesses based in our capital city; Space Hub Sutherland with plans taking shape to launch satellites into space from the Highlands; the European Marine Science Park where business and research collaboration is strong, supporting the growth of our marine economy, and the Science Skills Academy investing in young people’s skills to grow our future workforce.

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